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Pathology (PATH)

PATH 7005 -  Pathology Selective for Third-Year Medical Students  (8 Credits)  

Student rotates through Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP) services (surgical, cytology, autopsy, pediatric, transfusion medicine and hematopathology). Subspecialty rotations can be arranged in AP (GYN, GU, GI, pulmonary, molecular, hematopathology, neuropathology) or Clinical Pathology (CP) (clinical chemistry, microbiology, coagulation) per student's interest.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8000 -  Pathology for Non-Pathologists  (4-8 Credits)  

2-4 weeks. Max:2. The Department assigns hospital by interests of the student. Anatomic pathology includes autopsy, surgical pathology, hematopathology and cytology. Clinical pathology includes clinical chemistry, microbiology, coagulation/blood banking and molecular diagnosis. Intended for those interested in clinical medicine, especially a pathology career.

Grading Basis: Medical School

Repeatable. Max Credits: 8.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8050 -  Pathology - Colorado Springs  (4-8 Credits)  

Students will work with Pathology faculty and residents in the long-standing Penrose-St Francis Pathology Residency Program in Colorado Springs. Students will engage in experiential learning in laboratory medicine, anatomic pathology, and participate in didactics. Instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8100 -  PATH Elective Away  (8 Credits)  

This Pathology elective will be held at a site in Colorado, another state, or internationally. Students must obtain departmental approval one month prior to the start. Additionally, international sites must be preapproved by Student Affairs. Offered 4 weeks.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 8.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8600 -  Research in Pathology  (4-24 Credits)  

2-12 wks. Prereq: Department approval must be obtained and all arrangements made at least one month in advance. The student must also receive approval from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 24.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8630 -  PATH Research Away  (4-16 Credits)  

This Pathology research elective will be held at a site in Colorado, another state, or internationally. Students must obtain departmental approval one month prior to the start. Additionally, international sites must be preapproved by Student Affairs. Offered 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks.

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 16.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PATH 8990 -  Doctoral  (1-10 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.